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Great Northern Paper Co., LLC in East Millinocket recently.

‘We would like to have a job’: Stress increases for workers laid off from Great Northern Paper Co.

50 mins ago EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — As the owners of a local paper mill negotiate with their electricity supplier on a revenue-sharing agreement and ponder whether to …
Richmond mother Kathleen Leopold (from left) hugs her daughter Zoe Hadjaissa, 8, while playing outside with her other children Lily, 10, Sam, 15, and Oscar Hadjaissa, 13. Leopold has four children, three of whom are autistic. Leopold recently had one of her stories published in a &quotChicken Soup" book. She also blogs about her life as a mom to several children with autism.

‘Our lives are not tragedies’: Richmond mom raising awareness of autism

RICHMOND, Maine — Kathleen Leopold is first and foremost a mother of four children. Three of them have autism spectrum disorders. To raise awareness and …
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 turkey vulture was rescued after being stuck upside down in a tree for 28 hours. On Saturday morning, the vulture was standing and eating on its own.

‘He’s ugly, but he deserves to live’: Turkey vulture rescued after being stuck in tree for 28 hours

CLIFTON, Maine — On Tuesday night Deanna Reed, a design associate at Dorsey Furniture in Holden, couldn’t sleep. Instead, she lay in bed turning over …

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Head-on crash kills Massachusetts couple in Waldoboro on Friday afternoon

WALDOBORO, Maine — A Massachusetts couple was killed in a …

Easton voters approve $1 million municipal budget

1 hour ago EASTON, Maine — During the annual town meeting earlier this …
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UPDATE: Tony Hawk scavenger hunt now in Bangor, Portland

1 min ago The Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt is on! And coming to …

“Checks and balances” are misused, paralyze government

The checks and balances in the U.S. Constitution and state …

75 years after ‘Grapes of Wrath,’ we need a Ma Joad in Washington

After its publication 75 years ago this month, “The Grapes …


Debra Heintz, an inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, talks recently during an "If Project" session about prison and the things she's missing. The project asks questions of inmates and former inmates, then carries the heartfelt responses to at-risk youth.

How Maine can shut the revolving door of incarceration for young adult offenders

The Maine Department of Corrections is pioneering a new incarceration approach for young adult offenders. Launched April 2 at Mountain View Youth Development Center in …

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